Postcard from the historic King Frederik Inn in Solvang, California

The King Frederik Inn has a rich history dating back to 1960, when it was built by Daryl Nielsen. 

Located in the charming town of Solvang, California, the hotel was established after the Nielsen family’s building materials business was moved just down the hill from town. 

Daryl saw the potential in Solvang’s growing tourism industry and decided to open the King Frederik Inn.

Inspired by Solvang’s Danish heritage, the hotel was named after King Frederik, who was the King of Denmark at the time.  The hotel quickly became a staple in the community, offering a welcoming and comfortable experience for travelers. 

The Nielsen family, longtime Solvang residents with Danish roots, also made a lasting impact on the community with their donation of the Caillon Bell in the town’s clock tower, which still chimes every day.

The King Frederik Inn entrance in Solvang, CA
The King Frederik Inn in Solvang, CA

Now, over 60 years later, the King Frederik Inn is still managed by the Nielsen family. Nick Nielsen, Daryl’s grandson, has taken over the family business and continues to offer guests the same high-quality experience that his grandfather established. 

With a legacy of excellence and a deep connection to the community, the King Frederik Inn is a one-of-a-kind hotel that offers visitors a truly unique experience.

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